Economic development

Aquaculture – the answer to food insecurity and poverty alleviation

Fish, crustaceans and molluscs – these are some of the aquatic organisms that are being produced through aquaculture. These food products are an important source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

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UN chief calls for bold action to achieve anti-poverty goals

Amina J. Mohammed, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning.

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A project that turns words into currency for World Humanitarian Day

August 19, 2013 marks 10 years since the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad was bombed and the UN lost 22 of its staff and humanitarian agency workers.

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Secretary-General travels to Middle East to discuss peace process

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses a joint press conference with Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine.

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The budding ageing population challenges

The United Nations says there are approximately 810 million persons aged 60 years or more in the world in 2012 and by 2050, this number is projected to grow to more than two billion.

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UN agencies continue to support strife-torn Central African Republic

Internally displaced children in the Central African Republic. [UNHCR/H.

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Cell phone gives instant access to money sent from abroad

Each year, migrant workers send more than $450 billion in remittances to their families back home.

Half of this amount goes to rural areas where it is often difficult and expensive for the families to collect the money.

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Envoy hosts global interactive dialogue to kickoff Youth Day celebrations

During a forum earlier this year with youth from around the globe, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked the audience if the UN was doing enough for the world’s 1.8 billion young people.

The answer: A resounding “No!”

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New techniques help farmers tackle climate change in Burkina Faso

Farmers like Sibiri Kebre depend on rain-fed agriculture to earn a living and feed their families. But the weather patterns in Burkina Faso’s Sahel Region have become so unpredictable that the farmers do not know what to expect anymore.

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